New Items posted!

Been busy photographing many treasures from the vault! This batch is all Dayak Aso earrings. I will be posting much more items from other parts of the world the next few days! But for now, here are the new items!

They can be found HERE!



More Dayak Ear Weights!

Just dug up some Dayak Ear Weights out of the dark recesses of my collections……here is what I have to offer today! You can buy them HERE.

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Some examples of items I have made in the recent past…….

I have been meaning to do this for quite some time now……..but my lack of “free time” is always preventing me from doing a lot of things that I really want to do. Not to mention, I have had some computer problems lately and my photos are all scattered so I need to reorganize them to do a more thorough presentation of my past work. I decided to photograph some of my most recent favorite pieces that I made for myself that I wear often, pieces that I intend to replicate in the near future to offer to the public.

The necklace is one that I have been remaking for years, of antique blue glass beads and deer antler. This necklace has been transformed many times, with added and subtracted elements. The latest incarnation includes a pendant I made of pecan wood, copal, abalone, ivory (legally obtained from the bone room in Berkeley),copper, leather and a resin made of beeswax, charcoal from a tree struck by lightening and crushed lavender.The clasp is made of Indonesian conus shell and a mother of pearl button. This necklace will probably change again in six months….that seems to be the cycle.

The coiled earrings are hand forged from 1/2″ diameter copper bar. Inspired by Dayak coiled earrings from Borneo, these spiral in opposite directions and i added a hammered texture to this tradition style of earrings. I make these in various sizes and diameters……

Thanks for taking the time to look at this! I plan to do a more involved and thorough retrospective blog entry this winter once I get my photographs more organized as well as my thoughts.